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The Dioscouri are two colossal statues on the Quirinal hill reused by Sixtus V in 1588 for a fountain display in front of the papal palace that has become the residence of the president of the Republic of Italy. Traditionally they are interpreted as belonging to the nearby Baths of Constantine, but another interpretation is that they were part of the pedimental statuary for the colossal (60 foot column shafts) Temple of Serapis, attributed to Hadrian (or possibly Septimius Severus).

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